Recent Stories

Interns, present and past: Working in journalism across the country


The Center welcomes Matt Drange, a recent graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, to our newsroom for the summer. Matt earned his master’s degree in journalism with a specialization in investigative reporting. As a fellow at Columbia’s Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism, Matt reported on numerous deficiencies in the home health care industry in New York, culminating in a 5,000-word thesis project. At the same time, Matt spearheaded efforts for a class investigation into the safety of third party audits in the food industry. In the wake of last year’s deadly listeria outbreak, the story revealed conflicts of interest and lax oversight of a growing private auditing industry. Continue Reading →

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Center’s interns out in the world

By working with interns, the Center fulfills one of its missions: To train the next generation of journalists in the skills of non-partisan investigative and public-interest journalism. Over the last 18 months, the Center has been lucky to have four interns who researched and wrote stories for us. Emily Guerin, Mary Helen Miller, Darren Fishell and Nathaniel Herz each brought a drive to learn investigative reporting techniques. They had a nose for a story and the writing skills to tell it.  We gave them editing, editing and more editing. They still like us, which is a miracle. Continue Reading →

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